Reminder: We Want Your Thoughts and Voicemails for the Book Club (by Tuesday at 5pm PST)

Our second week of Big Twenty articles and Inheritance Book Club podcasts was another success! We’re thrilled that you are all enjoying the articles and podcasts as much as we are and are equally eager for the next eighteen weeks. We have a lot of exciting events planned and can’t wait to share in them with you over the coming weeks! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our first two Big Twenty articles: “One King Falls, Another Shall Rise: Future of the Throne of Alagaësia” and “Angela the Herbalist… Who or What Is She?“.

We want to remind all of our Inheritance Book Club listeners to share their thoughts on this week’s reading through email ([email protected]) or leave us a voicemail by phone at (347) 688-0901. If you are an overseas fan, please feel free to record an audio message and email it to us as an attachment at [email protected]. The best voicemails and emails will be shared during the show — and if you participate by emailing or phoning in your thoughts, you’re entered for a chance to win some signed books!

Also, we’re right in the midst of the 4th of July this week (for USA fans, of course) — because of this we will be delaying the release of our Big Twenty article and Book Club episode this week by one day. Our third Big Twenty article will release on Tuesday (the 5th) and our third Book Club episode will release on Friday (the 8th). We will return to our usual schedule next week. In the mean time, enjoy our first two articles and podcasts!

  • Ugh now I think I’m reading too fast. I’m already up to Du Sundavar Freohr. The next day-and-a-half are gonna be torture for me >_>

  • Anonymous

    Ok I may be blind but how do i sign up for the podcasts and book club? 

    • Arya<3

      go on itunes and in the store type in ‘shurtugal’ then look at the podcast section and download 🙂

  • SecretCountess

    Mike 
    Another question.
    Will CP be doing a European Book tour with book 4.
    I live in Spain so a Madrid signing would be fantastic

    • I’m not sure. To be honest, I don’t really work with the foreign publishers. I can inquire with RH but I don’t think they will have much information on that — it’s still very early in terms of promotional events for Book 4 and things are unlikely still in the air.

      • Arya<3

        will there be more q and a interviews?

    • I’m not sure. To be honest, I don’t really work with the foreign publishers. I can inquire with RH but I don’t think they will have much information on that — it’s still very early in terms of promotional events for Book 4 and things are unlikely still in the air.

    • I’m not sure. To be honest, I don’t really work with the foreign publishers. I can inquire with RH but I don’t think they will have much information on that — it’s still very early in terms of promotional events for Book 4 and things are unlikely still in the air.

  • Alec venecia

    I’m just going to initiate panic mode early and beg for word to be passed to John Jude Palencar that It would be amazing to get a portrait of Shruikan. Mike, I know you talk to CP enough, and I have read the clear words, “we are not Christopher Paolini”, but I am going to plaster this request everywhere I can for at least a little while in slim hopes of seeing Shruikan not only for myself but everyone else. Too much to ask?

    • Our goal is to speak with JJP over the next few months as part of a few promotions we’ll be running. This is a question we can ask.

      However, it’s important to note that JJP is commissioned by the publishers, not by Christopher. In fact, two of JJP’s paintings — Glaedr and the Lethrblaka — were commissioned by foreign publishers (China). The books are too large to be published in one volume in China, so they are divided into multiple volumes. Glaedr was originally painted and used as the cover for Eldest, volume 2 (with Thorn on volume 1). A different angle of Glaedr (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_en5L8y8i5Mo/Se64_0LKelI/AAAAAAAAAFY/WP8thZI70es/s320/brisingr+2.jpg) was commissioned as the cover for volume 1 of Brisingr. The Lethrblaka was commissioned as the cover for volume 2 of Brisingr.

      So, I suppose what I’m getting at: Book 4 will need to be divided into two volumes in China, and for that they will need a second cover. They will continue to go with JJP for consistency, I’m sure. Volume 1 will likely use the green dragon cover we’ve already seen, but what will volume 2 use? It’s very likely they’d commission Shruikan (it’d make sense). We’ll see!

      (Keep in mind, all of this is speculation/me explaining my knowledge here. No promises, guarantees, insider info, etc. Simply looking at the facts, interpreting them, and explaining them.)

      • Alec venecia

        Well:), it looks as if I won’t need to plaster much of anything. This is good news, a little clarity goes a long way, thanks Mike:)
        P.S. The Almanac is a fun read:)

      • It’s great to see that I’m not the only one who’s DYING to see JJP paint Shruikan. He inspires me a lot, I love all his Inheritance Cycle pictures. I’m guessing with the whole volume 1/volume 2 thing it’s really likely that we’re going to see Shruikan. He HAS to appear in Inheritance.

    • firemonkey

      Wouldn’t it also be cool if CP himself drew diagrams of all of his main characters?  I am interested to see how he sees everyone and how he intended his characters to look like.

  • SecretCountess

    Mike
    Here’s a suggestion: what if you put up on the website a countdown device, counting the hours, days and months untill November 8th.
    I don’t if you can have one that fans can download but that would be good!

    • that’s a good idea. It would be cool 😀 let’s what for mike’s response now

    • We have one (or two) releasing very soon. They are already finished.

    • We have one (or two) releasing very soon. They are already finished.

    • We have one (or two) releasing very soon. They are already finished.

      • SecretCountess

        Great!

  • Boo

    Where’s the new article…………………………….

    • Last I checked, it’s still the 5th. I was in meetings all day — this is not my only job.

    • Last I checked, it’s still the 5th. I was in meetings all day — this is not my only job.

      • Brendans Mommy87

        Oh, comon Mike, you mean that you don’t just sit at the computer all day everyday with no break doing nothing but stuff for this website ;0)

        • Brendans Mommy87

          By the way, wanted to say (tried to do it in another comment but for some reason, only replies are working for me) Thanks so much for all you guys are doing for these last few weeks. The podcast, the Big 20 question, they are great! Its making everything more exciting :0D

        • Brendans Mommy87

          By the way, wanted to say (tried to do it in another comment but for some reason, only replies are working for me) Thanks so much for all you guys are doing for these last few weeks. The podcast, the Big 20 question, they are great! Its making everything more exciting :0D

        • FIREHEART

          Give the guy a break

        • FIREHEART

          Give the guy a break

        • 😉

        • 😉

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      • Brendans Mommy87

        Oh, comon Mike, you mean that you don’t just sit at the computer all day everyday with no break doing nothing but stuff for this website ;0)

  • Peter Allan

    Reminder: We Want Your Thoughts and Voicemails for the Book Club (by Tuesday at 5pm PST)

    And I want Book 4, which I can read with a diet Coke, and I would also like some air con for my bedroom. But  no one gets everything they want in life.

    • Would it annoy you if I told you I’m sitting here sipping from a diet coke in my air conditioned office, reading through Book 4?

      (Just kidding, I haven’t seen Book 4. I’ll see Book 4 on Nov 8th, just like you all. But I do have some Coke and my office *is* ACed.)

    • Would it annoy you if I told you I’m sitting here sipping from a diet coke in my air conditioned office, reading through Book 4?

      (Just kidding, I haven’t seen Book 4. I’ll see Book 4 on Nov 8th, just like you all. But I do have some Coke and my office *is* ACed.)

    • Would it annoy you if I told you I’m sitting here sipping from a diet coke in my air conditioned office, reading through Book 4?

      (Just kidding, I haven’t seen Book 4. I’ll see Book 4 on Nov 8th, just like you all. But I do have some Coke and my office *is* ACed.)

  • A good thing about this podcast series is that it helped me to read faster. If I didn’t have this pace to follow I’d be rushing to finish the first three books just three days before The Vault of Souls released.

  • Sorry again for the delay folks… but even I need to take a holiday on occasion. I usually even work on Christmas, so today was a nice break. 🙂

  • haha! I am looking forward to it then 😀
    Can’t wait to the new podcast.. I’ll be recording an audio file in a while, I just need to finish this week’s reading through Eragon (which btw, has been very interesting) 😀